Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

After landing at Windhoek’s International Hosea Kutako Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel where you will stay your first night in Namibia. You will be treated to a short city tour of Windhoek en route. After your arrival at the Hotel you will have time to settle into your room before dinner. Dinner tonight can be enjoyed at the Hotel or out in town at one of Windhoek’s famous restaurants.

Windhoek, Namibia’s capital nestles among rolling hills, bounded by the Eros Mountains in the east, the Auas Mountains to the south and the Khomas Hochland in the west. It is a meeting place between Africa and Europe, the modern and the old. In the capital’s main street, well-preserved German colonial buildings are in sharp contrast with modern architectural styles, while Herero women in their traditional Victorian dresses mingle with executives dressed in the latest fashions. Located centrally, Windhoek is the starting point of an adventures holiday for many visitors to the country and an ideal base from where to explore the rest of the country. The city’s restaurants offer a variety of meals, ranging from international and continental cuisine to German dishes such as Eisbein with Sauerkraut and African delicacies such as Mopane worms. Windhoek offers a wide choice of accommodation options, ranging from four-star hotels and homely pensions to backpackers establishments and campsites. In the rural areas beyond the city’s limits there are also a number of lodges and guest farms.

The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel

Overnight at The Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.

Day 2, 3 & 4: Onguma Private Reserve & Etosha National Park

This morning you will be transferred to the Eros Aiport to meet your private light aircraft charter flight. You will head north to reach the Onguma Game Reserve, located on the eastern boundary of the Etosha National Park (re-fueling in Ondangwa en-route).. On arrival at the Mokuti Airstrip you will be met and transferred to Onguma Fort where you will stay for the next three nights. Later this afternoon you have the option to join a guided game drive within the private Onguma Game Reserve, or simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of your surroundings. After dinner you may like to head out on an exciting night drive, which will offer you a good chance of seeing nocturnal animals such as spring hares, aardvark, Cape and bat-eared foxes, aardwolf, genets, and possibly some of the larger cats.

The next two days you will be treated to exciting morning game drives into the eastern side of Etosha National Park, returning to Onguma Fort during the heat of the day for lunch and time to relax by the pool, on the deck or by your room. Enjoy afternoon and night-time scheduled drives on the Onguma Reserve. Etosha National Park covers 22,270km², of which approximately 5,000km² is made up of saline depressions or ‘pans’. Until three million years ago it formed part of huge, shallow lake that was reduced to a complex of salt pans when the major river that fed it, the Kunene, changed course and began to flow to the Atlantic instead. If the lake existed today, it would be the third largest in the world. ome 114 mammal and over 340 bird species. Wildlife that one might see includes elephant, lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, gemsbok (oryx), zebra, rhino, cheetah, leopard, hyena, honey badger and warthog, as well as the endemic black faced impala.

Onguma Game Reserve: Situated on the eastern side of Etosha and borders Fisher’s Pan. Onguma Game Reserve has more than 20,000 hectares of protected land and wildlife. The nature reserve boasts over thirty different animal species consisting of plains game including kudu, giraffe, eland, oryx, hartebeest, zebra, impala and many more roam freely, as well as predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard, being common residents of the area. Onguma Game Reserve is now also proud to be home to a family of black rhinos! More than 300 bird species can also be viewed at Onguma Nature Reserve.

Onguma The Fort

Three nights at Onguma The Fort in the Sultan Suite. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 5, 6 & 7: Skeleton Coast

After breakfast, you will return to the airstrip for your private charter flight to the Skeleton Coast region, where you will be picked up by your private naturalist guide and transferred to camp. Should time allow, the afternoon will be spent exploring the Hoanib River, a recovering wildlife refuge. You will return to camp at around sunset, in time to freshen before dinner and enjoying the evening around the campfire, learning about this remarkable area.

The following day is spent on activities as arranged by the camp, exploring this remarkable area with local guides. The activities include exciting game drives searching for desert adapted wildlife, guided walks to hide platforms and hiking trails and afternoon drives. After breakfast on Day 4, you will board a light aircraft to enjoy a scenic flight to the coast before landing on the beach. From here you continue in a safari vehicle exploring the majestic coastline as offered by the camp. After a picnic lunch on the beach and some further exploration you will be flown back to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp with enough time to relax and enjoy a sundowner.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Three nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 8, 9 & 10: Sossusvlei

Bid your Hoanib guide farewell and return to the airstrip for the light aircraft flight south to Sossusvlei. You will land at the lodge’s airstrip where you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon is at your leisure and you may wish to take part in one of the many scheduled activities as offered by the lodge, like quad biking, nature drives and star gazing after dinner. Two nights Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. All meals, local drinks and laundry.

The breathtaking NamibRand Nature Reserve, one of the largest private nature reserves in Southern Africa, begun as a conservation initiative in 1984 and now extends over 180,000 hectares of pristine Namib Desert, restoring land that was once used for Karakul sheep farming. The reserve shares a common border of nearly 100 km with the Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west, while the imposing Nubib mountain range forms a natural border to the east. The particular attraction of NamibRand is its diversity of different desert landscapes, representing virtually all facets of the Namib Desert. Expansive sand and gravel plains and endless stretches of grass savannah alternate with majestic mountain ranges and vegetated dune belts of deep red sand. The variety of flora and fauna is as fascinating as the color nuances of the landscape, which change continuously as the day progress. Before NamibRand became a private nature reserve, it consisted of sheep farms, surveyed and allocated in the early fifties to ex-soldiers of World War II. Today visitors to the NamibRand can admire nature in its original state, as indigenous animals and plants are flourishing back where they belong.

One of your mornings at Sossusvlei, you will rise early for a magical excursion into the Namib Naukluft National Park, entering the Park gates at sunrise to capture the dunes whilst the light is soft and shadows accentuate their towering shapes and curves. This area boasts some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world. Your local guide will give you an insight on the formation of the Namib Desert and its myriad of fascinating creatures and plants that have adapted to survive these harsh environs. Once you have explored the areas around Sossusvlei and Deadvlei to your heart's content you can enjoy a relaxing picnic breakfast in the shade of a camel thorn tree. Return to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in the early afternoon for a late lunch, stopping off to view Sesriem Canyon along the way. the final days is yours explore as you like, including by 4x4 or on foot!

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Three nights at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. All meals, drinks and laundry included. Complimentary weather-dependant hot air balloon ride may be available for travel during the following dates: January 11-14, February 16-June and September-December.

Day 11: Windhoek

You will be transferred back to the airstrip this morning in time for your flight back to Windhoek, where you are met and transferred to The Olive Exclusive where you will spend your last night in Windhoek. Dinner tonight can either be enjoyed at the hotel or you have the option to have dinner in town (for your own account). Breakfast included.

Day 12: Depart

This morning, if there is still time, you can go into Windhoek city shops for some last minute curio shopping before you are transferred to Windhoek International Airport in time to check in for your ongoing flight. Breakfast included.

Rates - 2018
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
January 11–May $13,390.00 $2,100.00
June-October $16,190.00 $3,380.00
Pricing based on 2 travelers and includes private charter flights in a C210 light aircraft; please call for rates for solo travelers or groups of 3 or more.
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